In my previous post, I covered the first two days of JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld. I’ll cover the rest of the week’s highlights in this post.
Blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT)
This presentation was interesting in that it talked about different ways that blockchain and alt-chain technologies (like “pegged sidechains”) might be used in the Internet of Things. It also introduces one company (Blockstream) who is using pegged sidechains to extend Bitcoin and blockchains for micropayments, smart contracts and property registries. This paper also introduces the concept of “Sensing as a Service” – an emerging business model for the Internet of Things.